What’s On in New York October 2018

By now we’ve all well and truly settled back into the routine of work and/or school after summer vacation. As the beautiful colors of autumn/fall appear, there’s plenty to do outdoors in the glorious sunshine. Here’s what’s on in New York in October 2018:

If you’re new in town and are interested in meeting some friendly Aussies, we have plenty to offer in this month’s AWNY events:

Oct 2 and Oct 10: The Emotional Transition of Moving to NYC
Join Susie Lang, licensed Mental Health Counsellor, in this hands-on workshop to explore the emotional transition of moving to New York. Due to the previous popularity of this event, we are running both an evening session on Oct 2 and a daytime session on Oct 10. Tickets have been selling fast, so don’t miss out.

Oct 5 and Oct 16: New Member Meetups
Are you a new Australian or NZ woman in town or interested in AWNY? Come along to a casual meetups over a coffee or cocktail with two AWNY members. This is an intimate friendly setting to get to know some Aussie women and ask all your burning questions about AWNY and this fabulous city!

  • Oct 5, 8am is breakfast in Midtown with Susie
  • Oct 16, 6.30pm is drinks in Downtown Brooklyn/Boerum Hill with Dawn

We have four spots available for each of these events. RSVP to Dawn at dvwells@gmail.com ASAP to reserve your spot.

Wed Oct 24, 6.30pm: Youngcare Panel Discussion – A Strong and Caring Society and the NDIS Revolution
An invitation from Youngcare Chairman, Paul McLean MBE and Youngcare CEO, Anthony Ryan, this panel discussion at the Anthony Horth Gallery – 156 Wooster St, SoHo, New York –  will raise awareness about best-practice & outcomes for young people with high care needs, and to highlight Australia’s lead on the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).

Guest speakers include First Lady of New York, Chirlane McCray; President of American Australian Association, John Berry; CEO of Youngcare, Anthony Ryan; and AWNY Past President, Belinda Jackson. Purchase tickets hereFor further enquiries please email Kirsten at kmcginty@youngcare.com.au

Oct 30, 6.30pm: AWNY Networking Event at The Australian
Join us at The Australian NYC for a drink and the opportunity to connect with a bunch of amazing Australian women. Members of our fun, diverse and creative AWNY committee will be there to welcome you. All Aussie/NZ women, members or non-members, are welcome. Spaces are limited. RSVP to Dawn at dvwells@gmail.com or via AWNY Facebook page.

Oct 30, 6.30pm: American Australian Association (AAA) Benefit Dinner
For 70 years, AWNY’s parent organization, the AAA, has been the ‘go to’ for business and government. Proceeds from the Benefit Dinner, held at Cipriani Wall Street, support the Association’s Education Fund. To reserve or donate a table, please complete and return the 2018 Benefit Dinner Reservation Form. For further information, please contact Debbie Chappel via benefitdinner@aaanyc.org.

halloween pumpkins in New York park

October onwards: Fall Foliage
The changing of the seasons will bring some interesting adventures for those who like to travel outside the city and see the leaves change over these next few months.  Read all about it with AWNY’s Fall Foliage Tips.

Throughout October: Archtober
Month-long Archtober celebrates architecture and design across NYC.  At least one building per day is highlighted by a tour – some old, revered, new, green, but all amazing in their own right.

October 7: Daylight Savings Starts in Australia
If you are calling home, remember that it’s the start of daylight saving with clocks going forward 1 hour.  But not all states: SA, VIC, NSW, TAS and ACT observe DST (with NT, QLD and WA avoiding the inevitable fading of the curtains). New York won’t be “falling back” until November 4, when the clocks go back 1 hour.

October 11-14: NYC Wine and Food Festival
With signature grand tastings, rooftop parties, culinary demos and more, there’s something for every foodie at NYC WFF. Ticket prices vary and include “$100 and under” options for those on a budget.

Open House New York Weekend
Image by Open House New York, http://www.ohny.org

October 12-14: Open House New York Weekend
Ever wondered how the other half in NYC live? OHNY Weekend unlocks the most extraordinary buildings in NYC every October for an opportunity to meet people who design, build and preserve New York.

October 16-18: The White Light Festival
This festival focuses on uplifting faith in humanity to inspire and design a better future. Located at the Lincoln Center, it’s an exploration of the power of art to illuminate our inner and communal lives.

October 22: Courtney Barnett at Brooklyn Steel
Witty Aussie singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett performs at “10 Years of Mom + Pop” at Williamsburg venue, Brooklyn Steel, celebrating 10 years of local indie label, Mom + Pop.

10 years of Mom + Pop event at Brooklyn Steel
Image by Mom + Pop Music, http://www.momandpopmusic.com

October 28: Halloween in Central Park  
Celebrate this free event with the whole family in Central Park. There will be pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, a costume parade and more. Starts at 4pm.

October 31: Halloween!  
The Village Halloween Parade runs up 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street, from 7-11 pm. If you haven’t been, check the weather, get your costume together, grab a buddy and do it! This year’s theme, “I AM a Robot” celebrates what makes us human.

If you have kids of any age, you must go out and join the American candy culture for a night. It is an experience you shouldn’t miss. Almost every neighborhood can be good, especially family friendly Upper West Side, TriBeCa and the Village.

Author: Angela Tohl

Adelaide-born Angela came to New York in search of the ultimate adventure, by way of Australia and Japan. She juggles technical and copywriting projects, with chasing her kids around (usually on roller skates). Find Angela on Twitter @angelatohl and at www.australianwomeninnewyork.org/author/angelatohl/. Image credit: Susie Lang

2 thoughts

  1. Good Morning Angela – looks like a great month indeed!! A slight correction – Friday Oct 5th is breakfast with me, not just coffee. Thank you 😜💖

    Sent from my iPhone


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